8 Questions – May 2011

8 Questions Cecil Garcia8 Questions for Cecil Garcia
Gallup’s District 4 City Councilor

Q. What got you interested in running for City Council?
I felt like nothing was getting done in District 4 and I feel that I can make a difference.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your new job?
Working with the present City Council and meeting with City employees to map out a future for our great city.

Q. What is the biggest challenge of your job?
The biggest challenge is going to be acquiring funding for projects in District 4.

Q. What is your number one priority for this coming year?
With the help of the Council, I would like to start enforcing nuisance ordinances for party houses that are terrorizing our neighborhoods.

Q. What do you see Gallup’s potential as being?
I have a dream where we can have a Durango-style downtown, with the Natives selling their jewelry and paintings in a Santa Fe-style plaza, with angle parking on Historic Highway 66.  If we build it, they will come.

Q. What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
I have been a lifelong athlete, so I have been exercising, biking, and lifting weights for the last 35 years.

Q. Who is your favorite musician?
My favorite musician of all time is Stevie Wonder.  He’s an amazing man.   He has done a lot for his community. It started with the disadvantage of being blind, but he’s the most successful musician of all time.

Q. If you could trade places with one famous person, who would it be and why?
César Chávez of the United Farm Workers. He fought, through non-violence, to bring dignity to the farm workers who had been abused for many years.

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